Urban Planning

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  • Turn point clouds into 3D models with Scan Essentials

    Turn point clouds into 3D models with Scan Essentials

    We’re proud to announce a SketchUp integration with the new Scan Essentials extension from Trimble.

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  • Recreating cities in 3D with SketchUp

    Recreating cities in 3D with SketchUp

    With expert knowledge in SketchUp and architecture, Paul shows us how he created an engaging way to interact with his city’s history and culture using digital tools.

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  • Creating immersive rooftop and outdoor amenities with the help of SketchUp

    Creating immersive rooftop and outdoor amenities with the help of SketchUp

    From traditional drafting in an architecture class to designing large commercial outdoor experiences, we check in with Brandon Reed from LOFTSIXFOUR.

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  • [Quick Win] Unlocking Geo Location Layers0:49

    [Quick Win] Unlocking Geo Location Layers

    Sometimes when a model is geo-located people get confused at what they are looking at. Follow along as we show you how to take your imported image, unlock it, and edit it.

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  • 7 tips for remote collaboration

    7 tips for remote collaboration

    Working remotely (from home or otherwise) can either be a dream-come-true, not-so-ideal, or your standard work mode. We've got some collaboration tricks that will help you work.

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  • [Skill Builder] Using geo-locate to toggle between layers7:35

    [Skill Builder] Using geo-locate to toggle between layers

    Is there a way to assign a shortcut key to layer toggling? Suggested by forum user Wo3dan, we show you how to use geo-locate layers to create a layer system that you can toggle between.

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  • Thinking outside the box with Cube Cities

    Thinking outside the box with Cube Cities

    This powerful graphic highlights the real estate market's changing trends while providing a quick visualization of the market.

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  • SketchUp Essentials Guide

    SketchUp Essentials Guide

    Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.

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  • Let's Talk Layout: Introduction to LayOut10:50

    Let's Talk Layout: Introduction to LayOut

    Introducing our series on LayOut! Don't worry you don't have to watch them all to understand LayOut and use it: pick and choose what you want to learn. In this video, we show you how LayOut is set up

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  • [Skill Builder] Modeling a building with multiple elevations8:26

    [Skill Builder] Modeling a building with multiple elevations

    Join Aaron as he looks ahead at this weeks' 3D Basecamp 2018 presentation video with Duane Addy! Aaron looks into Duane's technique to model a building with multiple elevation options using Layers!

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  • City Planning Workflow - 1: Downtown Master Plan17:14

    City Planning Workflow - 1: Downtown Master Plan

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  • Accurate Urban Modeling for 3D Printing – Felix Heuman, Anders Lyhagen | 3D Basecamp 20181:04:02

    Accurate Urban Modeling for 3D Printing – Felix Heuman, Anders Lyhagen | 3D Basecamp 2018

    This is the story of how the 3D modeling studio, Holygon, used the hidden powers of SketchUp to build Sweden’s largest full-color 3D-printed city model. Commissioned by the historical city of Landskro

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  • Houseal Lavigne: A workflow for city planning in SketchUp

    Houseal Lavigne: A workflow for city planning in SketchUp

    In our interview with Devin Lavigne, we learned how Houseal Lavigne Associates uses SketchUp for city planning. Read the full interview!

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  • [Skill Builder]  Building a 3D model from a 2D DXF file6:08

    [Skill Builder] Building a 3D model from a 2D DXF file

    Check out this tip from 3D Basecamp 2018 presenter Dave Cooperstein from his presentation: Lateral Thinking.

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  • City Planning Workflow - 2: Details and Illustrator Work11:57

    City Planning Workflow - 2: Details and Illustrator Work

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  • [Skill Builder] JPG vs PNG import files in SketchUp7:02

    [Skill Builder] JPG vs PNG import files in SketchUp

    Inspired by Dan Brown's 3D Basecamp presentation, we dive into how to handle and use different types of files when creating a large SketchUp model. Follow along as we show you some tricks on how to ke

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  • SketchUp Live! Modeling Terrain (July 19, 2018)39:15

    SketchUp Live! Modeling Terrain (July 19, 2018)

    Let's talk terrain! This week on SketchUp Live, Aaron & Josh dig into designing and planning outdoor terrain using Sandbox Tools, Geolocation, & Solid Tools.

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  • City Planning Workflow - 4: Catalyst Site Development Concept36:28

    City Planning Workflow - 4: Catalyst Site Development Concept

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  • [Quick Win] Use Fast Styles to decrease lag in your SketchUp model0:59

    [Quick Win] Use Fast Styles to decrease lag in your SketchUp model

    Have you ever orbited around your model and found that it was choppy and rendering slowly? Follow along as we show you how to use Fast Styles for a more responsive model viewing option.

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  • Making Places with PlaceMaker

    Making Places with PlaceMaker

    Learn about the incredible SketchUp extension that allows you to easily make places with PlaceMaker. Creating cities has never been this simple!

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